Andrea Van Der Weshuizen's story is a modern-day fairytale. She was "discovered" on Instagram, landing a dream model contract that made her the First IMG models signed via IMG’s @weloveyourgenes account! We Love Your Genes (#WLYG) is an IMG Models scouting and development project aimed at discovering and nurturing new modelling talent around the world. Andrea, having hash tagged a couple of her Instagram photos with #WLYG got the first spot. She resides amongst the mountains and ocean in Cape Town, South Africa, and at the perfect height of 6 feet, she dreams of walking down the runway as a Victoria Secret model very soon.
Andre is still studying at high school, and is well aware of the balance that needs to be maintained when juggling her grades and her modelling career. In her free time she enjoys taking photos with friends, swimming, relishing in Cape Town’s nature and binge-watching 90’s coming-of-age films. She is so fresh on the scene that she has only featured in Grazia SA, and has modeled for Boss modeling agency and various other local fashion brands. Watch this space though; there is a huge amount of momentum behind Miss van der Westhuizen.